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College Fund Partner Gives $525,000 to Native Ed Initiatives, TCUs
June 24, 2015
Reinforcing its commitment to education and Indian Country, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has announced $525,000 in grants to Native American colleges and higher education funds.
These donations include:
• $250,000 to United Tribes Technical College to support technology upgrades (Bismarck, North Dakota)
• $150,000 to the Blackfeet Community College to support a nursing program expansion (Browning, Montana)
• $100,000 to the American Indian College Fund to support the Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund (Denver, Colorado)
• $25,000 to the Oglala Lakota College to support its Lakota language immersion program (Kyle, South Dakota)
“Personal and professional success most often begins with a quality education,” said SMSC Chairman Charlie Vig. “Supporting educational opportunities for Native people today will help strengthen entire Native communities in the years ahead.”
NTU Soars at NM SkillsUSA Competition
June 3, 2015
Sixty-two Navajo Technical University (NTU) students, competing individually or in teams, took top honors at the NM SkillsUSA championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 9-11. At the showcase of career and technical education students, NTU competed with other higher education institutions from across the state in hands-on trade, technical, and leadership skills contests. The students worked against the clock and each other to validate their expertise in their chosen occupational areas.
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June 2, 2015
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Haskell University announces cuts to troubled athletics program
May 21, 2015
LAWRENCE, KANSAS — In a move to reduce operating expenses, Haskell Indian Nations University announced Thursday it is suspending the upcoming Haskell football season and other intercollegiate athletic programs.
The measure was taken by the National Haskell Board of Regents on the recommendation of Haskell President Venida Chenault who notes the rising cost of intercollegiate athletic programs and other factors makes it difficult for Haskell to compete.
Jim Belushi at College Fund Gala: ‘There Are Opportunities Right In Front of You’
May 18, 2015
During the third and final 25th anniversary gala celebration held May 8 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, the American Indian College Fund held not only a silent auction, but a live one as well. The live auction was for a chance to sing and dance to “Soul Man” on stage with Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts. Attendees were encouraged to “put your wampum together” to raise as much money as possible to help Native American students through scholarships.
Culinary tribal college students develop healthier Indian taco recipe
May 15, 2015
Indian tacos are a big part of the Native American community and one organization is working on a healthier version.
Culinary students with Albuquerque’s Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute teamed up to make the tasty taco.
VIDEO: Tribal college grads look to future
May 15, 2015
Diversity and prosperity were celebrated Friday as graduates from Leech Lake Tribal College and Red Lake Nation College walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at Northern Lights Casino in Walker.
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May 11, 2015
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Diné College Students Photographs Catch National Attention
May 10, 2015
Five Diné College students traveled to the University of Colorado, Boulder (UC-B) on April 24th for a gallery show of their photography work. Enitled “Tribal Eye Photo Workshop,” the exhibition was the culmination of a yearlong environmental research project that examines the changing world on the Navajo Reservation due to climate change. Students chose research subjects related to environmental issues, such as erosion, illegal dumping, and overgrazing. Students then created photo research projects to capture climate change as they see it.
Graduating grandmother's research examines painful Native American boarding school history
May 9, 2015
Marsha Small, a 54-year-old grandmother who grew up on a ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, is far from the most likely person to be graduating from Montana State University with a master’s degree today.
There’s a good chance, however, that she’s also the most passionate about her studies.
“I never thought I would get this far,” the boisterous Small said this week in her Wilson Hall office, where her desk is decorated with pictures of her grandson and stacked with books like Paulo Friere’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”